Baseline Study of the Project for Integrated Development of Upazilas
In order to mobilize official development assistance from Japan under the Project for the Integrated Development of Upazilas in Bangladesh, JICA initiated a study to analyze the current situation of Upazilas and local governance in Bangladesh. In this connection, JICA and IDCJ (International Development Corporation, Japan) requested BIDS to conduct a baseline survey in selected 25 upazilas on various aspects of Upazilas. BIDS conducted the survey in selected twenty five (25) Upazilas during September-November, 2014 in order to collect the latest information on local government finance and socio-economic status of the selected Upazilas. The survey collected information on some indicators like socio-demographic status of selected Upazila Parishads, annual budget and income of the Upazilas and Union Parishads, status of donor’s fund, status of donor funded projects in Upazilas and Unions, rural infrastructure status, needs of infrastructure and capacity building at the local govt. level, etc. The Team from BIDS consists of Dr. Monzur Hossain (Team Leader) and Moogdho Meem Mahzab.